JISPIL Vol 12 Issue 2 2016 - Book Review 2

Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law: Searching for Common Ground?
By Anver M. Emon, Mark S. Ellis, and Benjamin Glahn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2012, 400 pp ISBN: 978-0-19-964144-4
Reviewed By: Syed Raza Shah Gilani
 
Many scholars believe in this philosophy that there is very less compatibility between Islamic law and western law. In order to make this instance incorrect, the volume of essays in Islamic Law and International Human Rights: Searching for Common Ground? has got a significant attention of many critics. This book actually engages the legal scholars to search the common factors in Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law without going into any conflict. The book actually gives a clear picture of both the ends and by making comparison between these ends harmonises the common denominator. In this book the word “common ground”2 has been widely used in order to highlights the common factors, furthermore it consists of twenty-four contributions making it a comprehensive book.

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